Internet Watch Foundation to receive GBP1m from Google

| 17th Jun 13

Internet surfingGoogle will be donating GBP1m to the Internet Watch Foundation which aims to remove child sex abuse content from the internet, it has been reported. The money will be spread across four years, allowing additional skilled analysts to join the team.

CEO of the IWF, Susie Hargreaves, said: “This is an incredibly generous donation and Google is demonstrating moral leadership in this field. This contribution will significantly boost our work to meet our vision eliminating online child sexual abuse content. We are experts at doing this and like any organisation we can do more with more resources.”

Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Google, Scott Rubin, said: “We have a zero-tolerance policy on child sexual abuse content. The IWF are essential in our fight to rid the internet of this illegal material by providing us with lists of web pages that we block from search results. Our donation should help them do their work more quickly and efficiently.”